|Name of Colony||Date Founded||Reason for Colony’s Establishment||Founder||Primary Economic Base|
|Roanoke(Virginia)||1587||To establish themselves in NA||John White||N/A-did not last long enough|
|Jamestown(Virginia)||1607||To find gold and a water route to Asia||Captain John Smith||Tobacco|
|Maryland||March 25, 1634||To create a place where English Catholics could go||Lord Baltimore||Tobacco|
|North Carolina||1653||Settled to provide a buffer line for the south||King Charles II||Tobacco|
|Charleston(South Carolina)||1663||Colony was given to farmers who had been kicked off carribbean islands||King Charles II||Tobacco|
|Georgia||April 21, 1732||To re-settle English people in debt and poor people||James Ogelthorpe||Tobacco|
Cite this article as: William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team), "Original Southern American Colonies," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2021, https://schoolworkhelper.net/original-southern-american-colonies/.